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AUDLEY END MANSION

Another image I took so many years ago that I can barely even remember going there or what camera I had at the time. Audley End Mansion is largely an early 17th-century country house just outside Saffron Walden, Essex, south of Cambridge. It was once a palace in all but name and renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. Audley End is now only one-third of its original size, but is still large, with much to enjoy in its architectural features and varied collections. It is currently in the stewardship of English Heritage though remains the family seat of the Lords Braybrooke.

From The Scanner - Horizontal Style 10/14

AUDLEY END MANSION

Another image I took so many years ago that I can barely even remember going there or what camera I had at the time. Audley End Mansion is largely an early 17th-century country house just outside Saffron Walden, Essex, south of Cambridge. It was once a palace in all but name and renowned as one of the finest Jacobean houses in England. Audley End is now only one-third of its original size, but is still large, with much to enjoy in its architectural features and varied collections. It is currently in the stewardship of English Heritage though remains the family seat of the Lords Braybrooke.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 5 Mar 2014, 00:23
Looks like a place where polo playing might be in order, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I don't know about Polo but they have a very fine miniature railway there http://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk/history/
What amazing architecture!
Brian Walbey: I do like the tops of the towers, each with a sort of flag decoration on it.
It looks very imposing in B&W
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, it is a fine building, although we have never been inside it.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Mar 2014, 06:11
Am I right that you visit as many mansions as possible, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Not really Lisl, we joined the NT.nearly four years ago so visit any places that are near to where we are having a holiday, but this is down in Essex, not that many miles from where I grew up in North Hertfordshire, and this is the only time I ever went to it, mainly to see their miniature railway http://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk/history/
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 5 Mar 2014, 06:26
A gorgeous looking building Brian
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Chris.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Mar 2014, 07:31
I get so carried away with all the pomp and circumstance, Brian, I'd go visit every single one of these mansions!
Brian Walbey: When Astrid retires you should come and have a touring holiday in the U.K., with your new car to get you around, and plan out a route to see the best of the properties, you would get plenty of advice from some of us.
Judging by the car this is the 70s, but I can't make out what car it is!
Brian Walbey: Definitely the early 70's., or very late 60's., and pre 1976 when our Chris was born. We went their to see this http://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk/history/
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Mar 2014, 08:52
A typically English Manor House -and I like the old-photo-style of this picture!
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine building Philine, thanks.
this is old grandeur
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chantal, I would like to see the inside but now live quite a long way away from this place.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Mar 2014, 10:16
Good clouds too, makes a cracking B&W.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, it is a better image in B.& W.than it was as a slide to be honest.
An impressive shot Brian, I really like this in B&W!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Martin.
An amazing structure Brian! great shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronke, well worth a visit for people who live in that area.
Stunning
Brian Walbey: Thanks Shane.
What a wonderful building Brian!
Brian Walbey: Isn't it just Richard.
A very famous old pile - comes out nicely in B&W
Brian Walbey: Indeed Tom, and yes, it looks better in B.& W.than the original slide.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Mar 2014, 09:43
This has a historic feel to it - well, apart from the car. smile Although I belong to English Heritage, I don't have the same regard for it as I do with the National Trust; it's because it a Government agency, I suppose.
Brian Walbey: I must admit we haven't been to many English Heritage places, we were going to visit the ruined abbey at Whitby but they wanted, I think, £6 to go in, although there is a visitor centre to be paid for of course.

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